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My son started Pre-K this year and the school provides transportation to school one way, without regard to his age, distance of walking from school home and the main roads having to walk without a sidewalk.
In the winter, it will be worse as the small portion of road, or drain if you will, will then be covered in snow and no longer accessible to use to walk safely along the roads.
THE PETITION IS CLOSED AND HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO SNOHOMISH COUNTY. PLEASE CONTACT SNOCO COUNCIL FOR STATUS OF PETITION. COUNCIL MEMBER STEPHANIE WRIGHT AT 425-388-3494
Dunhill Terrace is a new development with about 139 units. The community sits North of 164th St SW along Manor Way and has seen a lot of growth, especially within the last year, and with that an increase in automobile and pedestrian traffic. Currently, pedestrians are forced to walk in the travel lanes of Manor Way to avoid the ditches and vegetation that come to the edge of the roadway. (Video of road at end of preamble). Manor Way residents are also concerned for the safety of the elementary school children that catch the school bus at the corner of 156th and Manor Way.
The Swamp Creek Park and Ride is a just a few blocks from Dunhill Terrace (even closer for those who live closer to 164th St SW). Because of the safety concerns, many of us who commute and utilize Swamp Creek Park and Ride are forced to drive this very short distance and not walk. Many residents also would like to walk to the nearby Fred Meyer and other retail establishments near the corner of 164th St SW and Manor Way.
Recently, it was announced there is the possibility of having fees imposed by Sound Transit for parking in the Park and Rides. This may force commuters to choose between walking along Manor Way, thus risking their personal safety to make it to work or incurring an extra expense to maintain safety and contributing to the parking congestion problem by driving their personal vehicles the short distance to the Swamp Creek Park and Ride.
Here are a few reasons why installing a sidewalk along Manor Way can improve our community:
• Safety for Pedestrians “Annually, around 4,500 pedestrians are killed in traffic crashes with motor vehicles in the United States. Pedestrians killed while ‘walking along the roadway’ account for almost 8 percent of these deaths”
• Increase Housing Values by improving Walkability Score. “Multiple independent studies have demonstrated that above-average walkability correlates to increased housing values”
• Less cars parked at local Park and Ride
• Other benefits include: Economic, Health, Environmental, Reduced Crime Risk
Videos of Manor Way while Walking-
Trent Woods is a bedroom community with quiet neighborhoods, local schools and churches, as well as close and convenient access to many amenities without having the commercialism within our community.
But one thing Trent Woods doesn't have is a safe pedestrian environment. This issue impacts the safety of both pedestrians and motorists.
George Brown St. in Billerica is a very heavily traveled road, with many cars travelling well over the speed limit. With the Whipple Road bridge closed, traffic has increased a great deal. Our children must travel this road and attempt to cross it daily to get to and from their bus stops. Our children play in this neighborhood. This street needs sidewalks and a crosswalk to prevent tragedy from happening.
It is well documented that the cars travelling on this road do so at a rate of speed well over the posted limit. One motorcycle officer can not possibly handle the amount of speeders on this road. Many residents of this street have lost pets to accidents involving cars. It is time to make our road safe and protect our children! Three years ago, we residents met with the then Town Manager and expressed our concerns.
We requested a crosswalk and were told it would be "looked into". Three years is long enough to wait!
Putting a sidewalks in would create problems with mandatory snow removal and it will take away at least 15 feet from the front of all homes involved. Parking your car would be almost nonexistent for yourself, and visitors. It will also cause loitering in from of your home. Emergency vehicles, would probably have a tough time getting close enough your residence.
Thousands of gallons of gas are used for driving less than a mile away every day. With the addition of sidewalks, residents can be promised a safe way to move about town by saving gas, money, and getting exercise as well.
We propose that sidewalks from 200 North to Snow Horse Elementary be installed in order for these children to have a safe walkway to school.
Studies have shown that there are more accidents in areas without sidewalks. For example, in 2005, Lee County, FL led Florida in car accidents hitting children under the age of 14. Studies further went to show that most of those accidents took place in areas without sidewalks.
Let us learn from previous mistakes and install sidewalks on this strip of road BEFORE we have the problem of having children being hit by cars.
My Friend Jamie Rose was hit and killed January 15th, 2008, and I believe if there would have been a cross light or sidewalks that this accident would have been so preventable.
Please help me to help others from having to go through the same pain I and all her other family and friends have gone thorugh.
Sidewalks can save the lives of many if they only had the choice to use them.
James Street is a small street located in Whitney Pier. There is a senior home located on the corner of Griffin and James Street. The sidewalk is crumbling and making it very dangerous for our seniors to walk on.
The seniors that live on this street all walk or have motorized wheelchairs. James Street has a post office and bus route at the end of the street. The sidewalks are not only beneficial to our neighborhoods many children travelling back and forth to the local elementary school; but necessary for our seniors safety when travelling to and from the doctors, pharmacy etc.
The citizens for community vales wants to take a stand for our community. We do not want our community to be an advertisment for drinking alcohol and/or drinking alcohol and driving.
This sends a negitive message to our youth.
Requesting that the City of Broken Arrow repaint crosswalks in the following locations, Vicksburg & Birch, First st. & Vicksburg, Twinoaks & Birch, And South park & Birch.
For Arrow Springs Elementary school, place larger school zone,/one way signs, and put in sidewalks in Hidden Springs addition for the saftey of the school children.
Requesting that the City of Broken Arrow repaint crosswalks in the following locations,Vicksburg & Birch, First st. & Vicksburg, Twinoaks & Birch, And South park & Birch. For Arrow Springs Elementary school, place larger school zone,/one way signs, and put in sidewalks in Hidden Springs addition for the saftey of the school children.
Our neighborhood has seen many road improvements over the last two years, but one significant issue continues to haunt us all, -- the dangers for any pedestrian, both young and old. *Over 110,000 pedestrians are injured every year and many are even killed by automobiles. This carnage is attributable only in part to individual misjudgment -- a failure to "look both ways" as children are taught. These deaths an injuries are also the consequences of a transportation system gone badly wrong -- a system focused on making the streets safe for cars instead of making communities safe for people.
Indeed, people are 1.6 times more likely to get killed by a car while walking than they are to be shot and killed by a stranger with a gun.
An in fact our own neighborhood has had consistent trouble with speeders, hazardous driving and lack of accessible walkways. One neighbor was hit just a year ago and got seriously injured.
Two important points:
1)Senior Citizens Are At The Highest Risk and
account for 23 percent of all pedestrian
2)Most Fatalities Occur On Neighborhood Streets, More than half -- 55 percent -- of all pedestrian deaths by automobiles occur on neighborhood streets.
Let's take a step forward to gaining back our streets for those that want to walk, run, exercise, and enjoy our beautiful neighborhood. There are many attractions, such as the pond and the pool that are just not accessible to the average walker/family. Sidewalks can be the beginning to opening up ourselves to a new way of life in Fairfax Station.
We as disabled people and nondisabled people need to come together to get sidewalks installed in the areas where we live. I am in a wheelchair and was having to be in the street to get home from church one day last year and was hit by a car and was told that it was my fault so my lawyer dropped my case. So I would like to see that our city officials put sidewalks in our communities very quickly.